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Sep 20, 2012 7:00pm PDT
united states and over 30 of its allies are holding joint naval exercises in the persian gulf. the drill comes after iran's threats to block a vital channel for crude oil. nhk world reports from the "uss dwight d. eisenhower." >> reporter: this aircraft carrier "eisenhower" has more than 60 airplanes that fly around the persian gulf. the commanders of the ships say that if any country wants to or tries to close the strait of histo hormuz, their role is to stay here and make sure it is open. the 12-day maneuvers are the largest ever of such kind held in the persian gulf. nations taking part in this united states-led exercises include japan and britain. iran's government has repeatedly warned that it would close food or shipping routes that run through the strait of hormuz. the threats are in response it tighter international sanctions targeting iran's nuclear program. the fighter aircraft on this vessel can reach most of iran's nuclear facilities. the u.s. navy is not disclosing the ship's precise location. it appears we are close to the iranian coast. my cell phone is able to pick
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